Bannon Pulls a Mooch

Okay, this is really weird. Steve Bannon, apparently still on the outs with Trump to some degree, decided to call up a liberal journalist and spill his guts about a whole bunch of things. Some of it includes confirming some palace intrigue stories and his own plotting to get rid of his adversaries in the Trump administration. On China and North Korea: (more…) Read more

Dinesh D’Souza’s Wheel of Misfortune

Dinesh D’Souza has completed his mission to full-blown buffoon by blindly accepting the claim of a former game show host that the organizer of the Nazi rally in Virginia, Jason Kessler, was an Obama supporter and running with it on Twitter. It’s all based on one of the worst cut-and-paste photoshop jobs you’ll ever see. (more…) Read more

The Long, Sordid History of Bothsidesism

Yes, I’m coining that phrase, bothsidesism (if it hasn’t already been coined and I didn’t see it). Historian Kevin Kruze took to Twitter to put up images of articles from the 1950s using the same kind of “both sides are too extreme” rhetoric that Trump is now peddling. (more…) Read more

Trump Lawyer Forwards Vile, False Email to Defend Him

Man, this story just gets worse and worse. John Dowd, who has taken over as Trump’s personal lawyer in the Russia probe, forwarded an email from the owner of a loony conspiracy site to defend his boss. That email made a blatantly false claim about Robert E. Lee and George Washington and claimed that Black Lives Matter is funded by terrorists. (more…) Read more

NC KKK Group Praises Murder of Heather Heyer

Again, in case you didn’t hate these people enough already, a KKK group in North Carolina is praising James Allen Fields Jr. for murdering Heather Heyer at the Nazi rally in Virginia last weekend. They actually put it on their voicemail message at the office (which I assume is in the back of Uncle Goober’s barn). (more…) Read more

Trump Disbands CEO Councils Right After They Quit

At the beginning of his term, Trump created two groups, the Strategic and Policy Forum and the CEO Manufacturing Council. After those groups decided to disband, Trump decided to take his ball and go home and do away with them. But here he was after the first couple CEOs quit: (more…) Read more

Ukraine Malware Creator Working with FBI on Russia Probe

The New York Times reports that a Ukrainian hacker who wrote some of the tools apparently used by Russian hackers to hack the DNC email servers in last year’s election has turned himself in to the FBI and is cooperating with their investigation. He is not suspected of taking part in the hacking. (more…) Read more

Confederate Statues and the Slippery Slope Argument

Those who want to keep statues to Confederate leaders on public grounds love their slippery slope arguments. Trump made one on Monday, asking if next they’ll want statues of Washington and Jefferson removed because they owned slaves. Libertarian law professor Ilya Somin debunks that argument. (more…) Read more

Lively’s Surreal Take on the Nazi March

The deranged anti-gay bigot and Christian fascist Scott Lively has a predictably bizarre view of the Nazi march in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. It’s all the fault of liberals, of course. And it has something to do with trying to bring down Bill Cosby. No, seriously. (more…) Read more

Is Bannon On His Way Out?

Yes, it seems like we’ve heard this two or three times in the last 8 months, but there are once again rumors swirling that Trump is finally going to get rid of Steve Bannon. I’m not sure I buy that, but sources close to the White House are apparently talking about it openly. (more…) Read more